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    Disney Is Pushing Back The Release Of "Mulan" Again

    And honestly, I don't think anybody is surprised!

    Disney's live-action remake of Mulan is one of the most anticipated movies of the year.

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    The animated version is a CLASSIC, and this remake β€” aside from looking badass β€” looks like it will be a classic too.

    The film was set to be released back on March 27 β€” after having its big world premiere earlier that month β€” but because of the coronavirus pandemic, Disney announced that Mulan's release date would be pushed back to July 24.

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    Well, yesterday, Disney said that it would again be pushing back the movie's release date because of the pandemic. The movie will now be released Aug. 21*.


    *This is the third time the movie has had its release date changed β€” it was originally supposed to be released in November 2019.

    This follows a slew of other summer films that have had their release dates changed β€” including Wonder Woman 1984, which, like Mulan, has had its release date changed multiple times and will now come out in October.


    Now, Disney could release Mulan on Disney+ as it did Artemis Fowl, but the studio is committed to bringing the film β€” which cost $200 million to make β€” to the big screen.


    The movie is also expected to be big in China (which is the second-biggest market for Hollywood movies), but theaters there are currently closed.

    And, as Variety notes, there may be another reason that Disney decided to push the date back: It doesn't want Mulan to be the "test case" for how movies will perform during the pandemic.


    But, I mean, who could blame Disney? No studio is trying to have its blockbuster movie bomb 'cause people are not going to the movies!


    Also, IMHO, Mulan deserves to be a hit, so hold it back as long as you need to, Disney. And I guess in the meantime, I'll just rewatch the trailer:

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